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Athena Swan

Athena Swan

Science and Technology

The Athena SWAN charter recognises excellence in higher education employment in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) and specifically promotes gender equality.

We in the Faculty of Science and Technology are committed to creating an environment of good practice that benefits all individuals.

This includes people in academic roles in STEMM, professional and support staff, transgender staff and students in relation to their representation, progression of students into academia, journey through career milestones and working environment for all staff.

The role of the working group is to reflect on student and staff data in relation to gender balance and make recommendations for change where unintentional barriers are identified.

If you are a member of this Faculty and would like to get involved please contact Champika via Email: CLLiyanage@uclan.ac.uk or Ext: 3221.

Composition of the self-assessment team for the School of Physical Sciences and Computing and the School of Engineering

Name Job Title/SAT Role Description
Danielle Bewsher (F) Senior Lecturer in Mathematics / SAT member – data and application group I have experience of maternity leave, and flexible, part-time working following maternity leave. I am also in a dual-career relationship.
Nicky Danino (F) Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for Business Development / SAT member I work full-time in Computer Science and am motivated to inspire girls to study science and reach for the stars.
Peggy Gregory (F) Senior Lecturer, Computing / SAT member - survey and focus group data gathering and analysis A full-time academic. Committed to improving gender diversity in Computing / IT.
 
Antonios Kelarakis (M) Reader in Polymers and Nanomaterials / SAT member – action plan group A research group leader, academic teacher and research degree tutor.
 
Champika Liyanage (F) Reader / Chair of the Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences SAT I am a Full-time Reader and have balanced this role whilst juggling with parental responsibilities for two young children.
Adebayo Oladapo (M) Senior Lecturer / SAT Member

I am a full-time course leader and have been able do my job while caring for my three young children.

Karen Syres (F) Lecturer in Physics / SAT member – action plan group I am a full-time academic aiming to inspire females to study physics and to improve gender equality in my department.
Joanne Leeming (F) Personal Assistant / Sat member I am full-time staff member supporting two senior managers within the Faculty. Also a parent to 2 young children.
Sue Ogden (G) Senior Management Information Officer, Corporate Development – SAT member – data group A full-time staff member, who supports the EDI agenda and the Athena Swan SAT through the supply of student information.
Leucha Veneer (F) Engineering Innovation Centre Outreach Co-ordinator / SAT member Full-time outreach officer for Engineering. Facilitate academic participation in public events; work with schools to encourage more children into STEM.
Nicolas Gaskell (M) Student President – School of Engineering / SAT member

As School President I am dedicated to representing the student body to improve the student experience.

Rory McDonald (M) Senior Demonstrator in Computing / SAT member - data collection and analysis Research Assistant and Senior Demonstrator in Computing. Interested in Pipeline Theory and practical solutions to gender inequality.
Justyna Urbanczyk (F) PhD Student in Sustainable Living and Research Assistant / SAT member Postgraduate student and research assistant, amongst other things. Passionate about sustainability and transdisciplinary collaboration.
Rob Wallace (M) Dean – School of Engineering / SAT member

I am committed to inspire next generation of engineers, especially the proportion of females who choose to take up engineering.

Sub Reddy (M) Professor of Biomaterials and Analytical Chemistry / SAT Member I work full-time in Chemistry and am motivated by building effective teams and addressing the gender balance.

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Tracy Bradford

I joined UCLan in 1999 and have seen the organisation evolve and grow throughout this time.  My first degree was a BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences with Biology and Chemistry. I went on to complete a master’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering and I am currently studying for a PhD. Read More ...

I joined UCLan in 1999 and have seen the organisation evolve and grow throughout this time.  My first degree was a BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences with Biology and Chemistry. I went on to complete a master’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering and I am currently studying for a PhD. Read More ...

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Subrayal M Reddy

I graduated with a first-class degree in Chemistry (1990) and a PhD in Materials Chemistry (1996) from the University of Manchester. Following postdoctoral posts at the University of Wales (Bangor; 1994-1997) and then UMIST (1997-1998), I took up a Lectureship at the University of Surrey (1998) and progressed to Senior Lecturer. Read More ...

I graduated with a first-class degree in Chemistry (1990) and a PhD in Materials Chemistry (1996) from the University of Manchester. Following postdoctoral posts at the University of Wales (Bangor; 1994-1997) and then UMIST (1997-1998), I took up a Lectureship at the University of Surrey (1998) and progressed to Senior Lecturer. Read More ...

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Justyna Urbanczyk

I started my UCLan journey in 2011, as an undergraduate, studying Religion, Culture & Society with Philosophy. Throughout my degree, I worked hard to do what I enjoy and gained new skills and experience working for the university’s Welcome Team and the Green Ladder Project. Read More ...

I started my UCLan journey in 2011, as an undergraduate, studying Religion, Culture & Society with Philosophy. Throughout my degree, I worked hard to do what I enjoy and gained new skills and experience working for the university’s Welcome Team and the Green Ladder Project. Read More ...